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Valerie Diaz Cruz
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  • Associate

Location:

Hazleton, PA

Phone:

Fax:

570-459-0729

Bio Overview

Valerie Diaz Cruz is a long-time resident of Hazleton, PA. She is a 2011 graduate of Hazleton Area High School and a 2014 graduate of Temple University, where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. While at Temple University, Valerie was invited to and inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

In 2019, Valerie graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law and received a Juris Doctor. While earning her J.D., Valerie was a recipient of several scholarships (The Conwell Scholarship, The James Peter and Stella Liacouras Memorial Scholarship, and The Hispanic Bar Association Legal Education Fund Scholarship). She was a member as well as president of the Latin American Law Student Association. Valerie also worked with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of PA, served as a teaching assistant to the Honorable Juan R. Sánchez and the Honorable Mia R. Perez, and was as a Certified Legal Intern in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.

Valerie has worked in and is very familiar with the Luzerne County Judicial System. From October 2015 through August 2016 she worked for Honorable Joseph D. Zola. During the summer of 2017, Valerie served a judicial internship with the Honorable Tina P. Gartley and from May 2018 through August 2018 Valerie was a Certified Legal Intern in the Luzerne County District Attorney's Office.

Today, Valerie focuses her practice on Workers' Compensation Law, Personal Injury Law, Commercial Litigation, and Family Law.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2019
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2019

Education

  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Dean’s List
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 2015
    • Honors: Cum Laude
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Criminal Justice
    • Minor: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Luzerne County Bar Association, Member, Present

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
Our Blog

What are anti-trust laws?

In the context of business law, a trust means something different than you are probably used to. A trust, in this sense, is a large corporation that controls most of the market share of a certain sector. Because this can discourage competition and create other ill...

What are the traits of a good executor?

Pennsylvania residents put a lot of thought into your life. It makes sense that you should also put a lot of thought into how you want to handle your end of life matters. To this end, creating an estate plan is important. And what is one of the most crucial parts of a...

4 common types of business mergers

Business owners devote significant time, energy and resources to growing their enterprises. If a venture hits a plateau, though, merging with another organization may make sense. After all, combining talent, capital, equipment and intellectual property is often a...

Laputka, Bayless, Ecker & Cohn, PC
Toll Free : 800-582-6452
Phone : 570-861-5905
Hazleton Law Office Map